Seabourn Cruise Line’s ships will be enriched with Thomas Keller’s culinary arts. World-renowned American chef and restaurateur, the culinary genius behind a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants – The French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon, Keller will develop a new signature restaurant brand aboard the Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn next spring. The line’s two new ships Seabourn Encore (launching in late 2016) and Seabourn Ovation (launching in early spring 2018) will also host Keller’s signature restaurant.
Chef Keller will develop an array of dishes, ranging from appetizers to entrees to desserts for multiple dining venues. The culinary creations will be prepared with high quality ingredients and to exact specifications, resulting in an unrivaled dining experience like no other at sea.
“There is really no chef more accomplished or held in higher esteem than Chef Keller, and we are both honored and delighted to have a restaurateur of his stature take our onboard culinary offerings to an even higher level,” said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. “His culinary talent and sophisticated cuisine are beyond compare and the perfect match for our guests. We have no doubt our guests will be as excited as we are to taste and enjoy Chef Keller’s dishes on our ships.”
“There’s an inherent alignment of our philosophies, which makes our collaboration with Seabourn an exciting new opportunity for our restaurant group. We look forward to sharing our best practices and repertoire with Seabourn’s outstanding culinary team,” said Thomas Keller, Chef/Proprietor Thomas Keller Restaurant Group.
Keller isn’t the only star chef to have gone to sea. Crystal has partnered with famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who designed the menus for the line’s mega-popular Silk Road restaurant.